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Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook Inmates Might Now Get Out of Jail Free
The Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 2, 2017 | Rumana Hussain

Posted on 03/02/2017 2:45:47 PM PST by PBRCat

A few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.

After the Cook County Sheriff’s Office singled out 50 cases of those who were “languishing” in jail for several months because of their inability to post $1,000 or less, the State’s Attorney and Public Defender’s offices came together to identify those inmates who would be better served outside jail, Foxx said.

Through “agreed motions” requesting I-bonds, the inmates who qualify would be released on their own recognizance.

It costs $163 a day to house an inmate, so taxpayers will be saving money through the initiative, Foxx said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blm; chicago; crime; prosecutor
The second coming of Marilyn Moseby wants to empty the jails because Chicago does not have enough criminals on the streets.
1 posted on 03/02/2017 2:45:47 PM PST by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

Why not just give them priority on their trial? That’s what they’re waiting for, so let’s get on with it.


2 posted on 03/02/2017 3:13:38 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: PBRCat

Jeepers, at least make them do some community work to pay for the bond...


3 posted on 03/02/2017 3:25:11 PM PST by libertarian27 (FR Cookbooks - On Profile Page)
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To: PBRCat
I don't get it, they have to go to bond court. Wouldn't a judge have to approve these individually ?

http://www.cookcountycourt.org/ABOUTTHECOURT/MunicipalDepartment/FirstMunicipalDistrictChicago/BondCourt.aspx"

4 posted on 03/02/2017 3:52:15 PM PST by stylin19a (Terrorists - "just because you don't see them doesn't mean they aren't there")
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To: PBRCat

Gov Jerry Brown said the same thing. Non violent.
The 40,000 criminals have been robbing and killing after their release.


5 posted on 03/02/2017 4:15:40 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: PBRCat

To be honest, good. The libertarian in me is screaming bloody outrage that people who haven’t been convicted can be spending a year or more in jail just because the system is so slow at arranging a trial. Doubtlessly most are guilty but many are probably also innocent and being poor isn’t a crime.


6 posted on 03/02/2017 5:17:53 PM PST by Raymann
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To: PBRCat

They’ve been known to let out violent criminals for a long time using various excuses.


7 posted on 03/02/2017 6:40:35 PM PST by Trillian
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